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CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
&(^ RETRORSUM. fU
Just how insane Charlton Is will de
pend upon tho number of alienists his
family can afford to employ.
Some of the bet losers* are acting as
sore as a railroad that lias been hit by
the interstate commerce commission.
Chile may " uil.l up hoi- navy with
big Dreadnaughts, but that's no rea
son why we should take any of her
All people are supposed to have some
redeeming- qualities, but it is hard to
find them in a crooked prize* light pro
The earthquake recorded on the
Washington seismographs may have
been the popular uprising against de
grading moving pictures.
Reports from the safe and sane cele
brations of the Fourth show that
Uncle Sam's whiskers were much less
singed than in former years.
The election of a woman over a male
rival to be head of the National Edu
cational association shows that there
is no great desire to rob the sex of
Two Chicago "cripples" picked up by
the police were found to be making
$20 a day by begging. Tho only lame
thing about them was their explana
Tex Rickard Bays that "California is
run by a lot of crooked politicians,"
which inspires a retort about the ■
monwealth of Fistiana; but what's
President Taft is going to study re
trenchment and economy during his
vacation. We could all do that if we
could cruise about on a government
yacht at public expense.
While various cities are trying to be
up to date with aviation contests it is
a satisfaction to retail that I-os An
geles was the lir.st city in the country
to hoM a meet of sky pilot*.
The Fourth of July orator in an
other city who said: "What we need
In this country is more men like Judge
Llndsey and Jane Addams" needn't
tell us hi- rai ial • xtractlon.
Over two thousand students are reg
! t red foi the Y. W. i. A. summer
school, but you v. ill never be able to
mall boy that there's
■ ■ hools.
John Mitchell, bathing at Atlantic
City, lost 8 $1000 diamond ring and
1 ' ward. Which
corap I t these are
the ha Icyi - iUe labor li aders,
Pasadena's inquiry fur a price on
Owens liver water is an evidence of
the great asset we have in the aque
duct and ought to have its effect in
causing bond buyers not '.i be back
ward about coming forward.
Mill; dealers thn aten a refet 'nltim
isjalnst tin dinai , ■ ting
•'.•!'■ Ity. Nowaduy ■ \ hen
,n> body want'; to
in he trota oul ;; |
watches for its eifeot. But any
cry ■an I ■ Ued until II
John L. Sullivan wrote it up for an
saltern paper, but ills "stu!'" was
generally edited to read like a college
professor's, Hut in one sentence'he i*
made to Bay that "Us newspaper chaps
i.-i making <'..• news.'" That's more
like your talk, John. A\'o we afraid
It wasn't jouEe
SENATOR DOLLIVER AND
SENATOR nor.LIVER is not only
one of the most pronounced, but
he is also one of the ablest of the
Republican Insurgents which the fail
ure of Mr. Taft's administration to re
deem the promises for tariff revision
made by the last Republican national
platform, has produced.
In a speech made in the United
States senate just hefrjre the adjourn
ment of congress. Mr. Dolliver paid his
respects to President Taft's Winons
Bpeech in which the latter had charac
terised the, Payne-Aldrich tariff law
as "the best tariff law ever enacted."
In the course of his speech President
Taft referred to a statistical table with
which he had been furnished, which ;
showed decreases of the tariff in fi;>4 j
items Involving a consumption value :
of $ri.nno.ono,ooo. After characterizing
the statistics used by the president as
"That anonymous scrap of statistical
try, a curious table made up by
a paymaster in the army," iir. Dolli
"Now, only a slight glance at those |
statistics, Imperfect and misleading as
they are, would have Indicated that ,
these reductions were in most cases bo
small as to have no value to the pub
lic, that a full third of the number
were yarns and threads of cotton, jute
and linen ready for weaving Into cloth,
and that nearly all of the 15,000,000,000
of consumption is made up either of
food products which we export, or raw !
materials like coal, iron ore, petro
leutn and the hides of cattle, or partly
manufactured materials like pig iron, |
scrap iron, tonnage steel, and sawed
lumber ready for the planing mill. The
public has asked, and asked in vain, I
for anybody to point out a reduction
whirii has any commercial significance
of any sort. . .
"Is it any wonder that Hie pub receives ■
tills batch of freak statistics with derisive I
laughter? When they get to thinking- about j
(lie lenKth of time it will take them to <■.■. '
themselves* info possession of the 5 cents on
the 100 pounds re:lu<'ti.m on refined sii .(..
even If the thieves of the sugar trust (,■»•..
it to them, and then reflect flint of the whole
*.">,000,000,000 of consumption affected by re
ductions nearly one-tenth of the amount Is
charged up to the augur schedule, in It re- j
markab'e that they smile In a quiet way?
"Do you suppose that if last sumimi
we had known that the total cost if
smelting a ton of lead ore was $8 re j
would have been Induced to put a duty ,
of $42.50 a ton on pig lead, on the f
theory that labor was to be protected |
and a reasonable reward offered to i
capital? Do you suppose that i;' we i
had known that the cost of smelting
copper in the United States is not ma
terially greater than in other countries, j
we would have allowed a protective j
duty of $42.50 a ton on pig CO] per In I
all its forms? Do you suppose that if
we had known that the rubber Indus
try in the United Btates needs little
or no protection, that at 30 par cent
ad valorem every department of :t was
prosperous, that we were malting rub
ber wearing apparel cheaper than it
was made anywhere else in the world,
thut we were making rubber tire* lor auto
mobiles with such profit thai in Akron, Ohio,
in ten years the Diamond Rul '■('" company
Imd declared stock dividend! which bad In- <
creased Its capital from 130,000 to 10,093.
--000 under the old rate—if ire ha 1 known
that, do yon suppose the senate would have
listened with patience to the srnatur front
Rhode Island when, after admitting thai
rubber wearing apparel li';*l hoots ami *ht»!'*
needed no protection, he sal:1, "but there
are rubber tires of ant mobiles?"
"I am through with it. I Intend to
fight as a Republican for a free market i
place on this continent."
A CREDIT QUESTION
THE Retail Grocers' a iof
Sacramento has taken an attitude |
that is of great interest in Lou
Angeles, where thousand;; of young
couples are paying for their modi I
homes on the installment plan. It ha.i
considered the advisability of refusing
credit to such perßona with monthly ln
i omes of $I°P or legs, a part of whi h
goes Into equity in real estate.
Whether this attitude is the result of
unhappy experience with these small
investors is not stated. At any rate,
illes every theory upon which
. ri lit Is usually extended In buslni -■"■
an.] up eta the generaM idea that the
young man who has the thrift and
stamina to save regularly Is the best
kind of business riak. Do the Sacra
m vi" bu Ini ■ men mean to ij that
tiiose who do not save are more trust
The man who owns his home is the
91 stable unit In the country. The
one who own* an equity Bhows that ha
is made of the same stuff and wants
to reach the same status. Nothing Is
more certainly established In the ordi
nary Intercourse among men than that
the one who assumes responsibilities of
this kind for th I him self, his
wife or hii family is the mosi apt to
take responsibilities and meet them In
other useful ways. He has character.
nut, even If the taking <if Huch re
sponsibilities (and most of them are
carried through) did not show charac
ter that desen • d i espect and there
fore business i redlt, wherein la the one
who I'M >f. let ii? say, .*:: i a i h mth to
ward an equity different an a business
risk front Hi" one who paya tlio arae
amount in rent? Is the one !■ - likely
tn meet his obligations than the othet ?
it doesn't ueem bo, One la banking his
. in ti"' beat of all banks, the
other is sivinu it to a landlord. One is
voluntarily making himself responsible
for liin debta, the othet cann
reached by the process server, A hank
will trust b> man who i:; saving to ac
quire property. Why no! men •
Unless hurrum nature and bu
conditions aro very much different In
Sacramento than here, it is hard to
. id reason tor the at) lude ot the
. ■.. n, however, thej ha\ c
ii necessary, it « til greatly sur
i i nia of people who look
upon thrift in a man as an evldem ■ o!
tttrlbutes that make people 1«• >j j
eat and trustworthy.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1910.
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CHAIRMAN NORTON of the Los '
Angeles county Democratic cen
tral committee is earning pralsa
by i he life he la Infusing int^> the party
workers and inter*"-1 b"ins; aroused by
thr committee's activities. The forth
coming visit of Congressman James
W. Lloyd of Missouri, chairman of i! ■
national congressional campaign "i thu
party, ant] of T. F. Anderson of the
Folk league ought to h^elp to rally th >.
parly following and Inspire confidence |
by letting them know tliit tli■ ■ I■■ il
lead •■ are working hard ft bui i ess.
For the first time the party In I <>■■
Angeles county lias a complete, har
monious, smoothly-wwklns organisa
tion in every city, town and hamlet.
lln forming i: la organization the tnott i
| has bei :i "Put no machine men on i
guard," and the result tins been that
every vestige of Southern Pacific In
fluence that had selfishly sought to use
the party has been banished. This of
Itself will Inspli r ■ onfldence to
a degree that the party has never be
fore enjoyi d.
The visit of Mr.'Anderson doea not
mi vi that the Democracy of Southern
California are committed t" the can
didacy of Polk, although the noted 1 -
p vi" Missouri has a large fol
io ■ In rea bouts ' ecause of his i ec
ord and recognized ability. They aro
to give hi" friends a chance t"
present his claims as a presidential
possibility. The mere fact that Mr. ';
Anderson and Mr. Lloyd are c mlng is
evidence of a healthy revival of Inter
id activity In the party ranks
' throughout the country and ought to
do i nood deal toward bringing about
the success ol Mr, Norton's efforts and
those of his co-workers in this inty.
NOT SO SURE
1 WASHINGTON dispatch to The
A WASHINGTON dispatch Cannon
I [erald reports Uncle Joe Cannon
*-*■ as leaving that city for his home
in Danville, in fine health and spirits,
It Is his purpose to go to Win-
Held, Kas., and there speak In be
half of the renomlnatlon of Repre
sentative Philip Campbell, one of
the Btandpat congressmen.
Uncle Joe will then return to his
district, take an automobile and
make a house to house canvass. He
insists there Is no danger that he
will not be re-elected.
What has become of tho jaunty
confidence of the speaker who has up
to this time scouted the insurgent
movement? Mr. Cannon's plurality to
the Fifty-ninth congress was close to
15,000, and to the Sixtieth congress
over 10,000. His district has been re
garded as a cinch. He never before
had to make a house to house canvass.
He never even made speeches for him
self, but devoted his time to helping
out other candidates.
If Insurgency In the west is on the
wane, as his former errand boy, Sunny
Jim Sherman, has assured him, why
is It necessary now to heed the Mace
donian cry of Campbell?
Passing by this consideration, we
should say that the opponent of Camp
bell, whoever he is, is playing In great
luck if Uncle Joe is really going to
project himself into the district, ft Is
worth something these days to a can
didate to have the speaker's hostility.
Those boosters who fire planning a
300-foot driveway from Los Angeles
are eight-cylinder optimist*. As it
would cost only a few billion dollars
the passage of special laws by a score
of legislatures and perhaps an appro
priation by the federal government, let
the thing be done forthwith.
Col, Roosevelt's urotheMn-law, Ad
miral Cowles, is a possible candidate
for governor of Connecticut. We ven
ture to Ray it will not bo necessary for
him to call at Bdgamora hill to see
how ho stands with tho colonel.
Merely in Jest
Nl Tf i■!•::>
■■.N'o\s". professor, you have heard my
daughter sing, tell me whdl I ought to
do . th hei '"
■■^!ir. If I told you what you nught to
do do -v it her ti - lav would hold mi
:■■; aii accessory."- Houston Post.
A FALLEN [Dt>L
■ \\ 11; m makes you so sure the Amer
ican public is fickle?"
"The reception a player who used to
•h ne toanj gets when he
comes visiting.' Washington -"tar.
AMENDINO THE GAME LAWS
A wild made the help
less air wavi i shudder.
"Great guns, what's that!" cried the
man acroßs the ■'• iy.
"That," replii-d his wife, "la our
hbor, Miss Scraech, singing at the
The in,;n scowled darkly.
•"I here should be no o i :i for
windows in the Breech family." ha
grimly declared.—Cleveland Plain
WHERE sill-: POUND COMPORT
At a prayer me tins: held in the
backw Is of Rhod i Island, testimon
ials ■> re request* I, and a very old wo
man tottered to her feet.
"1 want ter tell this blessed com
pany," hr vol ■ ed, "thai Iha ye
rheumatlz in my ba< k, rheumatlz In
my should irs and rhi umatlz In my legs
rheumatlz in my arms, but I hey
ben uphi lil and comloi I d by the beau
i iful I (ible verse, "< liin and bear it."—
Baker—Did he spank his sun for
breaking one of the commandments 't
Barker —No; for breaking one of hli
■ igar«. - Life.
FATHER KNi >W8
Bhe -Did you say anything to papa
about your being too young?
li. -Yes; bui he said when I on«
Im gan to pay your bills I should age
Uy enough.—Plttsburg Gazette.
( if CORUBE
"What a poor man needs is a thrifty,
"Thai sounds like magazine advice.
What a poor man really needs is a
rich, liberal wife."—Kansis City Jour
I would not ho n butterfly;
I envy not the bird
The ■..::>-- that lift him to the sky,
I hope to have some by and by,
ii.it thai may bo deferred.
Mr re winK», for all the poet» lay,
Would be more toll than i:::':;:
But, when th ■ thing has "tome to stay,"
When lt'B quite safe, I hope l may
Pobsi sa mi aeroplane.
itrangT bi atlng al tnj Sooi
Whi tn 1 have lan 1 1 nun,
Woul ' 11 t annoy me a 1 b fore;
uld net slih.T al the boie
1 iv tronjble at the dun.
•lit lightly t" no- rooftree uprlnt,
\n.i on niiu. olry • raft
■■• im tl h ii' ■■ nee » Ing,
1.. c.iiiK them there t" lii"* «nd ring
Till t hey were dea • or daft.
And then, to gaily far and wide,
To Hoe, as '■' I Hi a cloud.
The haunts of privacy or pride,
Places one wants to see inside
Became It's not allowed)
The around 1 at ul the dvi :ii hall,
The i»iir\ < liv's ahode,
The park, tb' palaci tno»i of all
The nunnery behind thu wall,
So baffling fnim the road.
In trntli '' i ould be .1 i< ar di llghl
iii idi 11 rea !mi< I
Hut. oh, 11 la ''" " ' lllthl
When the advantages of tll^hi
Mo tly appeal V> m».
There Is a certain man I hate.
With fllvi n plot and plan
I have ■< named early and schemed late,
geek Ing a Just and adi quata
Revenge upon that man.
•gtt "no by one tn"v came to na ughl;
BonM ■.■., •■ too gentle; some
Involved the rl»k of being eaughv*
(Whlrh wouldn't flo at all); 1 tliuiiKht
Mv chance would never come.
But now—»6me night I hoi ■ ■ to so
In DIM ff tht'so mnrhinns,
Armed with ft Rood Btnut bomb; and oh,
I ;:i|H in. ' v 'ii "ny IllCk I'll blow
That man tv miiitlieu'ena.
Public Letter Box
I TO COKUE*F<)NDBJ>T*>-J«etter« Inundtd I ,
'for publication must be accompanied by th»
i m.mi an I a>lilrrm 01 Un »ii.,-r. lh- ! lei al I
j Kirn ■ i.■• wiles', latltiirtc to corrnispomlent*
i but assumes i" real inaibillty tot kbcif vie*-*
1 itnr» mini not succeed 200 ?vortls. i
CITY A MOJAVE DESERT FOR
• THIRSTY DOGS, SAYS WOMAN
Editor Herald: Have we n soetety
for the prevention of cruelty to ani- .
mals? I.' so, why is the drinking foun- I
tain on Hill street, near sixth, so j
shamefully neglected? It is so full of j
' ••■<■ llmen< that the drinking place for ,
doss, nt the foot, is entirely useless. :
1 Not a drop of water is in it this hot .
Idny! And everyone now knows that |
! the disease which is afflicting our flogs
la cause:! by their not having free ac
cess to water— the same as m in go
I mad on the *1• -- • -it from the same
: cause. If the seven new fountains that
! are to be placed In different p itta of
I the city are to receive no better care i
! than this one. it would be an act ,
of mercy to kill all the dogs.
MRS. MARY MANTY.
Los Angeles, July 7.
Far and Wide
ANOTHER PROSPBRTITf SMSN
The statement n( Chief of Police
Janßsen that there is difficulty 'n pro
-j curing good men for the polli-e force
i mi account ol the higher pecuniary re-
B obtainable In business careen
may be noted as Incidentally .1 proof
that there Is more prosperity about i
than troakers have been willing to ad
i mK.—Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin.
JAPAN Kdl! PEACH
Prut. Starr of the University of ''!ii
cago, who has been living for 1 year in
Japan, says that Japan la not IlkeVj to
lake the Initiative In any big war, i<ut
that it will be prepare.] to meet all
. 1 mers If they come. No one need be
worried about the yellow peril if that is
all there Id to it—Buffalo Exprew.
TOO MUCH OF A HANDICAP
The hobble skirt will never do for
suffragettes who want to flop from one
party to the other.—Washington Post.
HIS FIRST THOUGHT
With his interest in the prevention of
race suicide unabated, one of the flrait
things Roosevelt probably did was to
Inquire how the little Oyster Baybleo
were getting along.—Springfield Union.
KANSAS NEEDS IT
The first speech Mr. Boosevelt de
livers will be to the people Of Kansas.
That is right. Kansas needs talking til
worse than any other state In thu
Union, perhaps.— Washington Herald.
A GROWING IMPRKSSIOY
Every day we are more Impressed
with the fact that there is a tremen
dously large number of worthless peo
ple in the world.—Atchlsod Globe.
A BIRD IN* THE HAND
a woman i« a person who would
rather have her husband at borne o 1
nights than In the Hall of Fame.—(lal
THIS RAPID AGE
one virtue in this fast-fleeting pa 1
of ours—nothing has time to becomij
The sugar trust directorate is beinj
reorganised and without regard tor tiv
statute ot limitations.—St. Louis Post
We have no wish to criticise or find
fault, but does it not seem to be a
< inious provision on the part of nature
thai when you need Ice the most it
melts the faßtest.— Chicago Tribune.
ONE cost OF STATEHOOD.
\IIII there will be two n«W states to
name battleships after at IIS.OOCT.OOO
per name.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
BUT what is it?
Mr. Knox probab'y lias his own pri
\at» opinion us to whether lie couldn't
possibly be spared.—lndlanupolis Star.
Triumph Made to Order
- (Pacific Outlook)
The Stand Pat organs nil over the
country have made the moat of a
greajt triumph recently achieved by the
machine Republican faction of Wis
consin. According to the special wires,
there was a.state Republican conven
tion in insurgent Wisconsin which
strongly indorsed the president and his
policy, upheld Balllnger, condemn* d
insurgency and boosted the new tariff
law. Vice President Sherman, the
oleaginous "Sunny Jim" who makes a
specialty of fighting off laws for sani
tation in factories in New York, ad
dressed the meeting. Telegrams were
exchanged betweel the gathering ana
Mr. Tuft, full of smiles Mid "loyalty."
It was certainly I great day.
All true with one slight amendment
—too trifling, perhaps, to warrant a
correction wire the day after, it wasn't
a state Republican convention it all,
nor any other kind of a Republican
e<|nvention. It was Just an Informal,
nfade-to-order stand-pat gathering. A
couple ol antl-LaFolletto people ap
pointed - themselves a committee and
called i state conference. Wisconsin
has a direct primary law, like ours
only more so, and state conventions
arc not called by any such off-hand
process as this. The delegates to this
fake were not elected by the voters,
they were "chosen" by various pro
cesses, chiefly through being named
by the local machine boss— as of yore
li the day* before LaKollotto broke
up corporation politics in Wisconsin.
No one will question the right of
stond-patters to get together and brace
themselves up by an exchange of sym
pathy, Oood thing. Wo reformers
used to do that way in the past, when
we were rank outsiders. Hut we did
not try to flimflam the public by claim-
Ing to bo "the Republican convention
of 'Wisconsin" or anything dee of that
These made-to-order triumphs are
tine for the first thrill, but they do not
last. In course of time everybody in
the country will learn of the fraud
that has been practiced in Wisconsin
—everybody with the exception of Mr.
Taft, and it is possible that even he
may come* to learn of It finally—;"
California's Great Oil Fields
Since the discovery of America it is
estimated that the told production of
this r.niMiry has been about |J,454,418,
--mm. Government statistics show that
since ls">y. when oil was first struck
in Pennsylvania, there has been ex
ported from the United stales crude
and refined oil to the value of approx
imately W,800,96ft,0Wi Since California
leads the country in oil products n,
some i'l.M of the magnitude of this
greatest of California's resources may
probably nowhere else in the whole
world have sin h enormous anil steady
Incomes been returned as from the
California oil fields. .Numerous In
stances are on record of companies
paying their stockholders many times
over '.be amount ot the initial Invest
ment i'l two or three year.-, and sev
eral companies art paying from 16-to
;;,, p e r cent per month In dividends.
Thus are being made many million
aires, many Ol them, and even more
rapidly than did me gold and silver
extracted from the earth in California
in the early days or from the Corostock
and ot'i. r great mines at the height ot
their i rodui tlon.
\s long as there Is use for oil. s"
long will it pay to produce oil. oil
h is practically become the tuel of the
Paciilc coast, it has supplanted coal
because it is cheaper. As investments,
the stock of wi.-dy planned and intel
ligently operated "il companies un-
Immortalizing California Heroes
California Is entitled to two places
in the statue gallery m the national
; capitol at Washington. When the
present wings were added to the cap
itol the old house of representatives
' was turned into a statue gallery, while
the senate chamber was given over to
the sessions of the supreme court.
Each state was to place two statues
of its most eminent men In the gallery,
and Virginia began with Washington.
New York With Fulton and Maryland
with Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
Gradually the other states have added
some of their notable men, until today
thegallery Is well filled with statues,
If not With works of art. Of late years
I the west has placed some of its lead
ing characters among the fathers or
the east. Wisconsin selected Mat
auette for the honor and Washington
Marcus Whitman. Now it is proposed
by Congressman,Kahn to have Cali
fornia represented by Father Junlpero
How to Sleep Outdoors
"Directions for living and sleeping
In the open air" Is the title of a
pamphlet being sent out today by the
National Association tor the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis to its local
representatives in all parts of the
The pamphlet is meant to be a hand
book of information for anybody who
desires to Bleep out i- doors in his own
home. It emphasizes the fact that out
door sleeping is as desirable for the
well as for sick, The booklet will be
sent free of charge to anyone applying
for it at the headquarter* of the Na
tional Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis in New
York, or to the secrntary of any local
or Btate antl-tuberouiosls association.
gome of the subjects of which the
pamphlet treats are how to take the
open-air treatment in a tenement
house; how to build a small shack or
"California John's" Ethics
(Stewart Edward White In American Magazine)
"Back in the fifties," said California
John, "i made up an account between
me and the Lord. Whenever I did
anything 1 "unlit not to, I charged my
self with a good stiff fine anil cost«,
anywhere from two bits to |6, depend
In' on how deep I'd set in. Gambun'
was two hltH a chip; drinks doi realei
per, and W on. ll wasn't only what
you'd call police court CAMS, either. X
rung In flghtln' and meannew, "mi |v
in' and all sorts of general eua»edn«».
It was Burprlsln' what it came to by
the end of the year, l wish I remem
bered exactly, but it was Burprisin 1.
"Whal did you do with the money?
I aaked him,
"Thafa ihe point. T used to Qgure
out on the other elde where the Lord
hadn't treated me square. I figured
tho stand-pat cause will Rain nothing
but lose rnther in the transaction.
The California made-to-order triumph
for the reactionaries took a somewhat
different form and contained no at
tempt at iHception. The state central
committee, which was made up after
the state convention two years ago,
when tho machine was still in the sad
dle and which is, of course, over
whelmingly Southern Pacific in its
sympathies, met recently In San Fran
cisco, Indorsed the administration of
Taft. commended the Aldrleh tariff
and Woverjior Glllett's administration,
and took a shot at Insurgency. Thai
was all very well and to be expected.
The local reactionary organ says that
this action by the state committee is
a source of Rreat embarrassment to
Hiram Johnson. Maybe so. Such con
duct is enough to embarrass any sin
cere Republican. Hut what followed
was worse. An Innocent Kuy from
Fresno named Chester Rowell, who
happens to be president of tho Jjlncnln-
Rooseveli movement, and also a mem
ber of the state Republican committee,
brought in a resolution —-O. Chester,
how could you do it! -denouncing the
Southern Pacific in politics and declar
ing that It was tho purpose of the
Republican party to clear itself of
such Influences In the future. This was
one 6f those diabolical contrivances —
"springes to catch woodcocks," Polo
nius calls 'cm that are risßed up to
do you, coming or koliir. It Is like
the famous court question, "Have you
Icl'i "ff beating your wifo yet?" which
cannot be answered yes or no without
disaster. There was just OM way out —
to discuss the situation frankly and
pass some kind of a resolution on the
subejet—but the machinists worn too
stupid to do anything so complicated.
S.i nnemey. They tallied the resolution
amid ffreat uproar, and let it gs at
that. DM this also embarrass Hiram
Johnson, the anti-Southern Pacific can
didate for the Hepuhllcan nomination?
Well, not so that It Is visible, to tho
naked eye. It la the reactionary or
gans that are stippresslnß that portion
of the story and the progressive ones
thai arc giving It publicity.
Tims it appears that not even in
California, where things used to be
so easy, is the made-to-order triumph
for the machine an unqualified success.
doubtedly stand without a parallel In
the investment world. They combine
absolute safety of money Invested with
practical certainty of Immense dlvi
dends. Government statistics show
that less than 1 per cent of California
oil companies have fallecr to succeed
in the last do/en years, or, In short,
ever since the Industry has been on a
sure footing by the adoption of oil as
fuel for railroads. Any business which
gives V.i per cent of successes may be
held to offer extraordinary attractions
to conservative Investors.
Attention of the whole world Is rap
idly being focused on California on
account of its great oil development,
mi with the enlightenment of the peo
ple • afl to the wonderful Investment
possibilities of California oil there will
come the greatest boom that this state
has ever experienced, not even except
ing the boom days of '49.
There will bo fortunes made in the
oil fields. Fortunes are already being
made, and there is morn oil untouched
in California than has ever been
The oil companies listed on the Cali
fornia Oil and Stock exchange paid in
dividends last year about $8,000,000.
That is what the oil industry is doing
in its infancy. From reports received
from experts and geologists on the va
rious fields of California, it is believed
that the receipts from oil produced in
the next fifty years will be more than
i Baei wnento I'nion)
I Serra and Thomas Starr King. The
next legislature will be asked to make
| the appropriations and order the
Both Father Junipero and Starr
King are already remembered by mon
: uments in Golden Gate park, and both
deserve tiit- boson that have come
to them, for both did great work for
their fellow men and did it unselfishly
and without hope ol' either earthly
reward or honors. The story of Father
| Junipevo is written big in the early
| history of California. He was the
' founder of many of the missions that
have made the state famous today and
i were the civHlzers of its inhabitants
!in the past. Thomas Starr King held
the state loyal during the trying years
of the civil war, and prevented its aid
ing the Confederates, or ueparatlng
] and forming a republic of its own,
either of which would have been in
! jurious alike to the nation and ' the
cabin on a flat roof in the city; how
to make one comfortable while sleeping
outdoors either in hot or cold weather;
how to arrange a. porch on a country
house, and how to buihl a cheap porch;
the construction of tenta and tent
houses; the kinds of beds and bedding
to use in outdoor sleeping, and various
other topics. The book Is well Illus
trated and -attractively prepared.
The object of tho bonk Is to suggest
particularly to consumptives who can
not secure admission to a sanitarium
how they ran be treated at home under
the direction of a physician. In view
of the fact that there are less than
|jj him) hospital beds, in the United
States for consumptives and fully 300,
--000 who should be in hospitals, the Na
tional Association urges that more at
tention be paid to sleeping in properly
provided places at home and that in
every case the best bo made of the
out he ought to send the rain and dry
calvin weather, and should hold his
hand In regard to fire and flood. I
charged him with them things—the
actual damages, you aabe." California
John threw back his head and laughed
with whole hearted enjoyment, "in a
year I had the Ix>rd bo far behind the
game that 1 could have drunk myself
to death at two hits flnn a drink and
then been certain lure of salvation by
tome tew round dollars. So X give It
op and come to the conclusion that a
man wm supposed to be decent in spite
"What cii'l \.iii Und the best practical
■cheme finally?" 1 asked as he rose
"Oh, Just live along," replied Califor
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